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What we can learn from Beauty and the Beast About Plot, Tension and Obstacles

Disney’s much hyped adaptation of Beauty and the Beast was released at the weekend. The film broke box office records with an estimated $170 million, making it the seventh largest opening weekend of all time. 399 more words

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Cinder

The Lunar Chronicles

by Marissa Meyer

Back when I started reading Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, my initial impression of Book 1 boiled down to: the action is very impelling; so much happens in the first few chapters that I was hard-pressed to put it down. 251 more words

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Today Is Tell a Fairy Tale Day

In honor of it, enjoy this infographic about Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

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Chapter III: A Caucus-Race And A Long Tale

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Chapter III: A Caucus-Race And A Long Tale

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They were indeed a queer–looking party that assembled on the bank—the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them, and all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable. 1,750 more words

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Chapter II: The Pool Of Tears

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Chapter II: The Pool Of Tears

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‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); ‘now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! 2,200 more words

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Chapter I: Down The Rabbit-Hole

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Chapter I: Down The Rabbit-Hole

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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?’ 2,182 more words

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